If a child is considered to be suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm the local authority will make them the subject of a child protection plan (in England) or add them to a child protection register (in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales).
We’ve created a series of factsheets pulling together the most up-to-date statistics on children who are the subject to child protection plan or on a child protection register for each of the UK nations.
Each factsheet sets out:
Search the NSPCC Library using the keywords statistics or child abuse prevalence or child abuse incidence.
Find out what data is available and what it can tell us about how many children and young people experience abuse and neglect in the UK.
Our report compiles and analyses the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across the four nations in the UK.
Find out how the child protection works in the UK as well as information on multi-agency working, case reviews, children and young people's children's rights and a list of key dates and terminology.